The Plot Thickens - There's A New Twist In Eastenders Murder Mystery
There is yet another twist to one of the biggest cliff-hangers in Eastenders as the plot surrounding the murder of Lucy Beale thickens even further.
The whodunit storyline has been one of the soap’s biggest plots in a few years and it has been revealed that producers changed their original killer because it just “didn’t fit”.
Dominic Treadwell-Collins, the show’s boss, has admitted that the storyline had been planned with a certain Walford culprit in mind. The producers changed their mind, though, as the person in question just “didn’t fit” the part.
“When we first talked about the story, there was one killer,” he explained. “But before we even put pen to paper,something didn’t fit right about that person."
Lucy Beale's funeral in the show.
“It was clever and it was fine, but it didn’t come from the heart,” he continued.
“So myself, Sharon Batten (series producer), Alex Lamb (story producer) and Manpreet Dosanjh (script producer) locked ourselves away in a hotel room and we came up with an alternative.
“It’s emotionally right, true and very exciting. From that moment, it’s been locked in and we would not cheat the audience by changing it now.”
However, viewers are going to be left in suspense until February 2015, when the storyline will reach its climax and the killer is revealed.
As consolation, Treadwell-Collins added to Inside Soap; “On New Year’s Day, the list of suspects will become much, much smaller.”